She texted me this evening:
“Hey do u really need me 2mrw bc i dont feel like working i am just 2 tired if u really absolutly need me i will come in”
(not my spelling, see the quotation marks?)
I told her ” if you can’t come in, I need to get someone else to do the job
and I might have to give that new person the job for good.
She quickly agreed to come and do what needs doing.
Phew, disaster averted. I am glad my bluff worked. I have no idea where there is anyone else at this time in the season who is free to come and work.